Symptoms of Tinnitus
Tinnitus describes the perception of persistent noise when no external noise is present. It’s often heard as a ringing in the ears, but it can also sound like a constant or intermittent tone, roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. The noise can vary in pitch and intensity, or loudness, and it can affect one or both ears. It can be perceived as a continuous sound, or in some cases, pulsate with your heartbeat. Some people develop tinnitus gradually, and for others, it begins suddenly. Noise may be present all the time, or it may come and go.